Priyanka Chopra urges fans to help India where COVID-19 death toll tops 200,000 – Daily Mail

Priyanka Chopra is begging her fans to help her home country of India where COVID-19 deaths are surging out of control amid a shortage of oxygen and hospital beds.

The Indian actress, 38, has partnered with donation platform @GiveIndia to set up a fundraiser #TogetherForIndia and issued an emotional appeal for help on her Instagram.

‘I’m sitting in London and hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity, there are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less,’ she shared in the clip.

Priyanka Chopra has issued an emotional appeal for help for her home country of India as COVID-19 deaths spiral out of control and hospitals run out of oxygen and equipment

Priyanka Chopra has issued an emotional appeal for help for her home country of India as COVID-19 deaths spiral out of control and hospitals run out of oxygen and equipment

Priyanka Chopra has issued an emotional appeal for help for her home country of India as COVID-19 deaths spiral out of control and hospitals run out of oxygen and equipment

‘India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care,’ she went on.

‘And I’ll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe.’

The former Quantico star, who is currently filming a mini series in Britain, explained how donations to #TogetherForIndia will be used for healthcare infrastructure, medical supplies and equipment for the stricken nation. 

‘People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale,’ Priyanka wrote in the caption accompanying her video message. 

'India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care,' Priyanka said. 'And I'll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe.'

'India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care,' Priyanka said. 'And I'll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe.'

‘India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care,’ Priyanka said. ‘And I’ll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe.’

'I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference,' she explained

'I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference,' she explained

‘I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference,’ she explained

The Indian actress, 38, urged fans to donate to her #TogetherForIndia fundraiser with money raised  being used for healthcare infrastructure and medical supplies for the stricken nation

The Indian actress, 38, urged fans to donate to her #TogetherForIndia fundraiser with money raised  being used for healthcare infrastructure and medical supplies for the stricken nation

The Indian actress, 38, urged fans to donate to her #TogetherForIndia fundraiser with money raised  being used for healthcare infrastructure and medical supplies for the stricken nation

‘I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference.’

She added that she and husband Nick Jonas have donated ‘and will continue to contribute.’

On Thursday afternoon, Priyanka was joined by the Jonas Brothers musician in a new video which thanked those who had already donated to the fund and encouraged more to do so. 

‘The magnitude is staggering. So much is needed right now to stop the spread of this dreaded disease,’ Nick said.

Priyanka was joined in a new video Thursday by hubby Nick Jonas who shared: 'The magnitude is staggering. So much is needed right now to stop the spread of this dreaded disease

Priyanka was joined in a new video Thursday by hubby Nick Jonas who shared: 'The magnitude is staggering. So much is needed right now to stop the spread of this dreaded disease

Priyanka was joined in a new video Thursday by hubby Nick Jonas who shared: ‘The magnitude is staggering. So much is needed right now to stop the spread of this dreaded disease

The former Quantico star said she and Nick, 28, have donated 'and will continue to contribute'

The former Quantico star said she and Nick, 28, have donated 'and will continue to contribute'

The Jonas Brothers musician also thanked fans for their help

The Jonas Brothers musician also thanked fans for their help

The former Quantico star said she and Nick, 28, have donated ‘and will continue to contribute’

'Your contributions are going to make a tangible difference in this fight ... and we hope that this momentum we have built will continue,' Priyanka stated

'Your contributions are going to make a tangible difference in this fight ... and we hope that this momentum we have built will continue,' Priyanka stated

‘Your contributions are going to make a tangible difference in this fight … and we hope that this momentum we have built will continue,’ Priyanka stated

Priyanka and Nick were married in a lavish ceremony in India in December 2018 (pictured in New Delhi on December 4, 2018)

Priyanka and Nick were married in a lavish ceremony in India in December 2018 (pictured in New Delhi on December 4, 2018)

Priyanka and Nick were married in a lavish ceremony in India in December 2018 (pictured in New Delhi on December 4, 2018)

Priyanka added: ‘Thank you all for your support and donations. Your contributions are going to make a tangible difference in this fight against the vicious spread of Covid 19 in India.

‘There is so much left to do and we hope that this momentum we have built will continue.’ 

India’s coronavirus disaster deepened on Thursday with the nation reporting 3,645 deaths in 24 hours and total deaths surpassing 200,000.

Confirmed new cases in India hit a new global record of more than 379,000. 

However, the official numbers are widely believed to be far below the reality.

India's coronavirus disaster deepened on Thursday with the nation reporting 3,645 deaths in 24 hours and total deaths surpassing 200,000. Pictured - A banqueting hall in New Delhi was turned into a makeshift ward as hospitals struggle to cope

India's coronavirus disaster deepened on Thursday with the nation reporting 3,645 deaths in 24 hours and total deaths surpassing 200,000. Pictured - A banqueting hall in New Delhi was turned into a makeshift ward as hospitals struggle to cope

India’s coronavirus disaster deepened on Thursday with the nation reporting 3,645 deaths in 24 hours and total deaths surpassing 200,000. Pictured – A banqueting hall in New Delhi was turned into a makeshift ward as hospitals struggle to cope

In many Indian cities, hospitals are running out of beds as relatives of the sick crowd jostle for medicines and oxygen cylinders. Family members have taken to social media to beg for oxygen cylinders for their loved ones

In many Indian cities, hospitals are running out of beds as relatives of the sick crowd jostle for medicines and oxygen cylinders. Family members have taken to social media to beg for oxygen cylinders for their loved ones

In many Indian cities, hospitals are running out of beds as relatives of the sick crowd jostle for medicines and oxygen cylinders. Family members have taken to social media to beg for oxygen cylinders for their loved ones 

In many Indian cities, hospitals are running out of beds as relatives of the sick crowd jostle for medicines and oxygen cylinders. 

Family members have taken to social media to beg for oxygen cylinders for their loved ones. 

More than 40 countries have committed to sending India vital medical aid, particularly oxygen amid a severe shortage, India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

The supplies include almost 550 oxygen-generating plants, more than 4,000 oxygen concentrators, 10,000 oxygen cylinders as well as 17 cryogenic tankers.

Hundreds of thousands of doses of Covid-19 treatment drugs as well as raw materials to produce vaccines were also being sent.

Car parks have been converted to crematoriums in India's capital to handle the flood of dead. Confirmed new cases in the country hit a new global record of more than 379,000. However, the official numbers are widely believed to be far below the reality

Car parks have been converted to crematoriums in India's capital to handle the flood of dead. Confirmed new cases in the country hit a new global record of more than 379,000. However, the official numbers are widely believed to be far below the reality

Car parks have been converted to crematoriums in India’s capital to handle the flood of dead. Confirmed new cases in the country hit a new global record of more than 379,000. However, the official numbers are widely believed to be far below the reality

The Indian government will open vaccinations to all adults from Saturday. It had previously limited shots to the over-45s and certain other groups.

Several states have warned, however, they do not have sufficient vaccine stocks.

A variant of the virus feared to be contributing to the catastrophic wave in India has now been found in more than a dozen countries, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

But the WHO has stopped short of saying it is more transmissible, deadly or able to dodge vaccine protections.

A variant of the virus feared to be contributing to the catastrophic wave in India has now been found in more than a dozen countries, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. But WHO stopped short of saying it is more transmissible, deadly or able to dodge vaccine protections

A variant of the virus feared to be contributing to the catastrophic wave in India has now been found in more than a dozen countries, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. But WHO stopped short of saying it is more transmissible, deadly or able to dodge vaccine protections

A variant of the virus feared to be contributing to the catastrophic wave in India has now been found in more than a dozen countries, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. But WHO stopped short of saying it is more transmissible, deadly or able to dodge vaccine protections 

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